Natural gas plant expansion approved by PSC

Mar 15, 2018

Public Service Commissioners Brian Kroshus (i), Randy Christmann (PSC chairman) and Julie Fedorchak.
Credit Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

A natural gas plant in McKenzie County has been given the green light to expand.

Arrow Field Service’s Arrow Bear Den plant will go from processing 30 million cubic feet of gas per day to 150 million cubic feet per day.  The expanded plant will produce natural gas liquids.

North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kroshus said he expects a lot more of these kinds of projects in western North Dakota, as gas production continues to ramp up.

"Processing plants like this require a lot of infrastructure," Kroshus said. "You're going to see a lot of development and activity in western North Dakota because of this."

Kroshus said the plant will not only help capture gas for sale, it will help make sure flaring reductions are met.

The state has been trying to gradually reduce flaring in the Bakken.